The BEST episodes of MasterChef Australia season 16

Every episode of MasterChef Australia season 16, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of MasterChef Australia season 16!

MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British version of MasterChef. Chef Andy Allen, restaurateur and chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, Poh Ling Yeow and food critic Sofia Levin serve as the show's hosts and judges.

Last Updated: 6/24/2024Network: Network 10Status: Continuing
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8.20
20 votes

#1 - Pressure Test: Hugh Allen

Season 16 - Episode 35 - Aired 6/18/2024

Hugh Allen returns to the MasterChef kitchen to set a pressure test merging classic French techniques with flavours of the Australian bush.

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8.17
6 votes

#2 - Mystery Box: Hong Kong

Season 16 - Episode 37 - Aired 6/23/2024

MasterChef Australia is in Hong Kong! The first challenge is a Hong Kong style Mystery Box. Today the judges are looking for the top three cooks to progress into tomorrow's immunity challenge.

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Mystery Box Challenge: Most Ingredients Ever
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8.10
20 votes

#3 - Mystery Box Challenge: Most Ingredients Ever

Season 16 - Episode 34 - Aired 6/17/2024

Tonight's mega Mystery Box features the most ingredients ever, the cooks have just 30 minutes to pull off a winning dish, with the bottom three sending their makers into tomorrow's Pressure Test.

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8.00
3 votes

#4 - Immunity Challenge: Vicky Cheng

Season 16 - Episode 38 - Aired 6/24/2024

After a demonstration from Michelin starred chef Vicky Cheng, three cooks must recreate his dish, from memory alone, the winner claiming immunity from this week's elimination.

Elimination Challenge: Plant Based
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7.90
20 votes

#5 - Elimination Challenge: Plant Based

Season 16 - Episode 29 - Aired 6/9/2024

Tonight's elimination is a plant-based challenge, where contestants create a well-known meat dish using only plant-based ingredients for their chance to secure the Top 10 of MasterChef 2024.

Immunity Challenge: Combine 2 Nations
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7.86
22 votes

#6 - Immunity Challenge: Combine 2 Nations

Season 16 - Episode 28 - Aired 6/6/2024

Today's challenge is to combine two nations' cuisines into a tasty dish. There is a huge prize on the line: the winning sauce will be made available to buy in Coles stores around the country.

Immunity Challenge: Adriano Zumbo Croquembouche
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7.78
18 votes

#7 - Immunity Challenge: Adriano Zumbo Croquembouche

Season 16 - Episode 31 - Aired 6/11/2024

Sweet Week continues as Adriano Zumbo, sets a challenge that puts a new twist on a classic.The cooks must interpret the croquembouche in their own unique way.

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7.74
19 votes

#8 - Elimination Challenge: Bacon & Eggs

Season 16 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/19/2024

The contestants battle it out to reinvent the classic bacon and eggs. The stakes are high today, the top dish will win an epic mystery prize, but the bottom dish will be eliminated.

Mystery Box Challenge: Wobbly Jelly
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7.72
18 votes

#9 - Mystery Box Challenge: Wobbly Jelly

Season 16 - Episode 30 - Aired 6/10/2024

Sweet Week has arrived! Adriano Zumbo is here as a guest judge and kicks things off with a wobbly jelly Mystery Box. contestants compete to make a perfect shaky sweet to win precious immunity.

Second Chance!
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7.71
24 votes

#10 - Second Chance!

Season 16 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/29/2024

Eight eliminated contestants return for the chance to cook their way back into the competition.

Elimination Challenge: Andy's Mum's Challenge
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7.70
33 votes

#11 - Elimination Challenge: Andy's Mum's Challenge

Season 16 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/5/2024

Andy's mum Maree is in the kitchen to set an elimination challenge inspired by some of the Allen household's classic retro dishes. Contestants must make them MasterChef worthy, or risk going home.

Mystery Box: Six Asian Sauces
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7.70
23 votes

#12 - Mystery Box: Six Asian Sauces

Season 16 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/27/2024

A mystery box challenge with a saucy twist. The cooks must use at least one of six Asian sauces to cook a showstopping dish, with the bottom four headed for tomorrow's pressure test

Pressure Test: Anna's Sunny Side Up
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7.68
22 votes

#13 - Pressure Test: Anna's Sunny Side Up

Season 16 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/21/2024

The punk princess of pastry, Anna Polyviou returns with a Pressure Test created especially for this challenge. Never has an egg on toast looked so intimidating as Anna's Sunny Side Up.

Elimination Challenge: One-Inch Cube Taste Test
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7.66
29 votes

#14 - Elimination Challenge: One-Inch Cube Taste Test

Season 16 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/12/2024

In today's two round elimination, our contestants' palettes are challenged with the classic One-Inch cube taste test, which sees six favourites, cook for their spot in the competition

Pressure Test: Jack In The Box
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7.64
33 votes

#15 - Pressure Test: Jack In The Box

Season 16 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/7/2024

Judge Jean-Christophe Novelli sets the first Pressure Test of the competition with his 1992 dessert, 'Jack in the Box'.

Team Service Challenge: Pub Food
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7.63
24 votes

#16 - Team Service Challenge: Pub Food

Season 16 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/4/2024

Contestants face off in a team service challenge where they are tasked with elevating traditional pub food.

Elimination Challenge: Curtis Stone
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7.62
21 votes

#17 - Elimination Challenge: Curtis Stone

Season 16 - Episode 27 - Aired 6/5/2024

The losing team from the pub challenge must cook along with legendary chef Curtis Stone as he creates his Spice Rubbed Pork, Smoked Beetroot and Hasselback Potatoes.

Immunity Challenge: Twins
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7.62
21 votes

#18 - Immunity Challenge: Twins

Season 16 - Episode 32 - Aired 6/12/2024

It's the iconic twin's challenge. Each team must utilize an appliance in their 90-minute dessert cook, aiming for identical dishes, despite only being able to shout instructions at each other.

Elimination Challenge: Rick Stein
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7.61
23 votes

#19 - Elimination Challenge: Rick Stein

Season 16 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/2/2024

King of the sea, Rick Stein is here, and the contestants are excited cooking for such an icon. Over two rounds, seafood is on the menu but for one cook, it will be their last time in the kitchen.

Immunity Challenge: Champions
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7.60
30 votes

#20 - Immunity Challenge: Champions

Season 16 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/8/2024

In Round 1, one 'champion' per team cooks, with the winner of Round 1 then taking their teammates into Round 2, and out into the garden to cook for Immunity.

Immunity Challenge: Microwave Hacks
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7.60
25 votes

#21 - Immunity Challenge: Microwave Hacks

Season 16 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/22/2024

The Judges task our contestants to create an immunity worthy dish in 75 minutes, using one of their four microwave hacks.

Mystery Box Challenge: By Jamie Oliver’s Parents
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7.57
35 votes

#22 - Mystery Box Challenge: By Jamie Oliver’s Parents

Season 16 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/29/2024

Our cooks are set the challenge of making a dish from Mystery Box ingredients chosen by Jamie Oliver's parents, with the four weakest dishes set to send their makers into tomorrow's elimination.

Service Challenge:  1st Service Challenge with Jamie Oliver
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7.56
36 votes

#23 - Service Challenge: 1st Service Challenge with Jamie Oliver

Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/23/2024

It's Day Two in the MasterChef Kitchen and already the 22 contestants are thrown into their first big Service Challenge, with Jamie Oliver running the kitchen.

Wrap Your Hands Around This Challenge
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7.55
31 votes

#24 - Wrap Your Hands Around This Challenge

Season 16 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/2024

Before our contestants can cook for immunity, they must get through Sofia's 'wrap your hands around this' challenge.

Mystery Box: Mystery Box Babies
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7.55
31 votes

#25 - Mystery Box: Mystery Box Babies

Season 16 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/6/2024

Today's Mystery Box comes with a twist, as our four judges throw in a secret ingredient that our cooks will have to wrangle.